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test. from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". amtrak resumes service today on the northeast corridor less than a week after that massive derailment that killed eight people. this as investigators continue to look for what caused the accident. we'll tell you what they know to this point. >> good morning everyone, i'm ukee washington. >> i'm erika von tiehl. also today, president obama be in our area, why the commander in chief is visiting camden, katy? >> good morning, erika. we can expect to see little dose of summer out there today yet again, some sunshine, also some humidity, heat to go with it along with that it will probably also see couple of showers and thunderstorms firing up out there. pattern stays a little on the active side. you can see right now not much, but little bit of activity out on storm scan3
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over chester county at this hour. and will likely be tracking little bit more green on the radar as the day goes on, we'll discuss the reason why and also, what that is going do to our pattern since we're coming up on the unofficial beginning of summer awfully soon. >> as we mention service set to resume on amtrak northeast corridor today following last week's deadly derailment. >> spent all weekend installing speed controls on the tracks at the site of the crash. "eyewitness news" reporter jan carabeo joins us now at 30th street station with more on this, jan good morning. >> reporter: erika, ukee good morning, starting just before 6:00 this morning normal amtrak service will resume between philadelphia and new york here at the 30th street station for the first time since that deadly crash last week. that killed eight and injured more than 200. you can see that information reflected on the board this morning, after 6:00 all trains running on time. and when those trains pull out, they will now be using
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track in port richmond installed with positive train control. crews worked around the clock this weekend to finish that installation of corpse, that's the technology that will automatically slow a train to safe speed in case of human error. meanwhile the ntsb into the caution of the train crash continues. looking into the possibility that amtrak 188 was hit by an object before the crash. ntsb board member, robert, addressed those reports on sunday's cbs "face the nation". >> is it possible somebody shot at that train? >> bob, we will certainly be looking at that that. as you pointed out we will have the fbi providing their technical assistance, what sort of fracture pattern may be on that windshield. >> is there anyway that that could have been connected to the crash in some way? >> and you know that's a great point t could be completely coincidental or it could be causal. that's he can actually what we could intends to find out. >> it could be somebody fired
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a shot at the train? >> i would like to down play that. i have seen the fracture pattern it, looks like something about the size after grapefruit if you will, and it did not even penetrate the entire windshield. >> in the meantime, the ntsb has also interviewed this train's engineer at this point, they did so on friday, for the first time, they say he is very cooperative but still does not remember anything before the crash. they plan on interviewing him again in the next few days. we'll stay on top of this story. for now live at 30th street station, jan carabeo cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> jan, thank youment meanwhile funeral services will be head for one of the victims killed in last week's crash. rachael jacobs, 39 years olds, ceo of to, leaves behind husband, and a two year olson. also, mourn he is gathered yesterday to remember bob guildersleeve, his body was the last to be pulled from the
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wreckage. >> president obama will be in our area today. the commander in chief is making a trip to camden, on his itinerary, a visit to the police department. highlighting policing effort, expected to meet with young people in the area. camden was recently designated promise zone, meaning it gets federal funds to go improve the city. stay with "eyewitness news" for complete coverage of the president's visit. >> just past 4:33, we want to get back to katie. chance of showers today? >> i would think so, even though pretty scattered in nature, still something that we have to mention. at least for now over the ben franklin bridge, things looking pretty quiet for now. we are going to keep it that way for most of you throughout the course of the morning but, that said, we have got some moisture to work with in our atmosphere, actually helping to fire up not just few showers but bit of fog which we'll discuss. for now skycam three overlooking the ben franklin bridge, no problems with visibility here, that may not be case depending on your
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location, so here you have it, it is not much, you have to rub the eyes, squint to see it, but there it is, one loan pocket of powers basically over chester county, moving into new castle county, you can see there is bill more activity. moisture again in our atmosphere and that has allowed nice calm winds. areas of fog to form, it is not terrible, but in a like lancaster below mile right now, i can tell you within the last 20 minute, looking at some of the visibility they've been ever changing, so patchy fog is a bit of a concern. just for this morning primarily, as the day progresses we'll heat right back up to the low 80s we think for early afternoon down the shore you will start off relatively mild, on shore flow develops, temperatures probably drop through the afternoon, that said, we will likely have to deal with shower or thunderstorm mainly later on today again since we've got that instability to work w so very summer like out there. you know, you have got that going for you today and tomorrow. but by the mid week, behind new cold front temperatures are set to drop off again and the holiday weekend, at this
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point, is looking pretty good. we'll have more on the seven day forecast a bit later in the showment back to you. >> north and southbound lanes mt. laurel have reopened hours after deadly truck fire. this eyewitness cell video shows the fatal fire as it consumes at least one vehicle the fire broke out sunday night under the route 73 overpass mt. laure one person was killed, it is believed the crash ignite that fire. traffic was snarls? both directions for hour. >> cause after fire that injured one in north philly, 3500 block of jasper street, in the harrow gate neighborhood. one person has been taken to the hospital at the moment there is no word on that person's condition. happening today, a status conference scheduled as senator robert menendez prepares to go to trial. sources tell "eyewitness news" the new jersey democrat will not be in newark federal court. he is charged with excepting gift and donations totalling about a million dollars from a
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florida ophthalmologist in exchange for political favors. menendez denies any wrong-doing. >> nine bike remembers killed and 18 injured after a shoot-out among rival motorcycle gangs at busy rec taunt in wako texas, violence errupted noon monday shopping center tensions between the two gangs had been growing in recent weeksment one officers calling it the most gruesome crime scene he's encountered in 34 years of law enforcement. police believe an argument over a parking spot may have sparked the shooting. >> started in the bathroom with most likely a push or shove or somebody looking at somebody wrong. >> now, police say no civilians were injured in the violence, they say that's because police officers, and tactical teams, were on stand by, and were able to react quickly. >> and an investigation underway into this deadly military aircraft cash in hawaii. military spokes men says one marine was killed when the osprey made a hard landing during a training exercise in
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yesterday. twenty-one other on board were injured. >> this morning, investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire that destroyed a montgomery county warehouse. flames broke out yesterday morning at the american flooring anacine text blind building on call owe lane in plymouth township. it forced firefighters run hundreds of feet of hoses to nearby hydrants. that fire was just a few hundred feet away from nearby homes. but, the flames were contained to the businesses. luckily, no one was hurt. >> and, lower moreland high school montgomery county is open today after weekend crash sent a pick-up truck through the side of the school. eyewitnesses said that 32 year old philippe andrew accelerated through the parking lot and then slammed head-on into the side of that building. he was killed in that crash. yesterday crews spent the day patching up the building. >> still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning severe weather continues to pound the country's mid section. heavy rain, flooding, seen
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from texas all the way to minnisota and the threat for severe weather is not over yet. >> we're not looking at any severe like that, however there is a chance for some showers. katie lets us know if you should grab that umbrella before you head out the door coming up next.
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we are just one day away from the primary election, and the six democratic candidates for philadelphia mayor are marking -- making their final push for votes. former councilman, jim kenny state senator anthony williams former district attorney, lynn abraham former philadelphia gas works executive, doug oliver, former judge, nelson diaz, and former state senator t milton street senior, they are all running for the office. "eyewitness news" has spoken with each of the candidate and you can check out those interviews on our website cbsphilly.com. polls are open tomorrow from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. >> happening today pennsylvania governor tom wolf
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will hold medical marijuana round table discussion with lawmakers, week after the state senate passed a bill legalizing prescribed pot. governor wolf has said he supports it. that bill now goes to the pennsylvania house where it face as tougher climb. several republican house leaders say they will oppose it. well, another round of severe weather in the midwest to tell you about. powerful storm in kansas pick up this train and tossed it around. strong downpours dumped nearly a half foot of rain on north texas stranding people inside their homes turning roads into rivers. near wichita, there was very heavy rain and hail. take a look at this windshield here getting smashed as a driver tries to stay on the road and the threat for severe weather is not over yet. the national weather service says more severe storms could develop in minnesota wisconsin, and illinois. they are really getting it out in the mid section of the country. >> powerful couple of weeks.
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>> really has been. >> easy relatively speaking. >> so true. looks as though we will see the same thing happen even with this same storm system. might be gusty or more feisty thunderstorm when it rolls in, but today actually seeing some storms for different reason. still one other system that's retreating, and then system number two rolling through tomorrow. so basically all blend together. >> yes. >> all we will really end up seeing variety of showers thunderstorms today, tomorrow, very significant pattern change takes place. we're coming up as we all no, i think counting down the hours let alone the days to the un official beginning of the summer season for memorial day weekendsment looking pretty good. we about go on outside first unsettled weather we kick start this week, on storm scan3, you can see especially over virginia, lil rounds of some light showers that has been moving through and it is still also noticeable here, in the form of not just some fog the moisture content in the air, that is, but also couple of showers have been firing up
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through chester county, new castle county for that matter, but as we zoom it out we just talked about the storm system, i mean, you have mixed bag here. not only do you still have very heavy rain east of the mississippi river here, but also ice snow, across the canadian border, and for portions of the dakotas in minnisota he so shows how volume tight the -- how volatile it can be, with the poe end air masses, cold, very dry meets warm and very moist. they just don't like each other. that's how you end up with severe weather clashing and created. that's the bottom line. look ahead to the mid week, nice significant changes in our forecast. while we are dealing with some showers or thunderstorms, they come through scattered in naturement tomorrow, because there is going to be cold front crossing, there could be some gustier wind that comes with anything that fires up. we will just have to keep an eye on the possibility, just chance for now looking ahead to wednesday though, temperatures start to take a dive. high pressure starts to nudge back n that bodes well for the next few days, beyond that point. so late day shower or storm
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today. drop it back to 62 later tonight. still again with a hint of wet weather, dotting the radar and we'll see similar scenario erupt tomorrow. come mid to late week, though, low mid where we should be, and at this point, calling for sunshine. justin, good morning. >> good morning, katie. good monday morning everyone else looks like something for everybody whether you like the 70s weather. ninety-five right now cottman, both directs cents. northbound and southbound, light volume, maybe just few ours of potch i -- patchy fog. to the schuylkill expressway, headlights are out bound in the city. again moving pretty good both directions, this morning, with the light volume. great news for amtrak services restored, these are the first out bound trains from philadelphia leaving 5:53 this morning, also new york city leaving at 5:30. now the trenton regional rail line is restored. but due to reduction of operating tracks, there will be no stops in both directions today in north philadelphia, bridesburg, and talcony
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stations keep that this in mind. still closures to deal with in port richmond frank for avenue. sedgley avenue still closed between castor and frankford also wheatsheaf lane closed between frankford and aramingo. the new jersey transit ac and northeast corridor lines, new schedules to deal with starting sunday. make sure to check accordingly. that's a look at your ride this morning, we send it back to you. >> thank you. in sports, phillies take their winning ways on the road tonight. cole hamels gets the start against the rockiness colorado game time 8:40 eastern time. now the phillies played what might be their best game of the season yesterday. darren in the line up for ryan howard and hits his third homerun of the season. that wasn't all the fireworks. phils third baseman mike, hit first major league homerun. had a triple, as well. looks like a woman in the stands had that ball. some guy took it. closer look at that. you have to find her and give that back, dude. the final score was
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six-nothing, fighting's. well the union come up with huge win to brake their three game losing streak. to chester philly was taking on the best team in the eastern conference, dc united, looked like the union would get early goal. connor casey's shot, stop it, take it to the 93rd minute. dresher montgomery county product with the winning goal. union wins one-nothing, they play the new york red bulls on the road sunday. nicely done, erika. >> thanks, ukee, still ahead this morning on "eyewitness news", new numbers out today gives insight into summer travel. how busy the skies will be for your summer vacation. first though here's what's coming up tonight on cbs-3.
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>> amtrak train service philadelphia to new york resumes in little more than an hour. crews worked around the clock to get the rales repaired
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after last week's deadly train derailment. eight people were killed, and more than 200 injured when train 188 went off the tracks in port richmond tuesday night. a federal investigation into that crash is now underway. >> president obama will be in camden, new jersey today. he is highlighting camden's community policing success and meeting with some young people, while he's in town. camden is also in line for federal funding. time now for check of your business news, the markets are expected to open at near record highs today. >> money watch's jill wagner joins us now from the new york stock exchange, jill, what do you think is behind the surge? >> well, good morning ukee, erika, the s&p closed at new record for the second day in a row friday. dow now less than one point from it record high. we could thank better than expected earnings reports from major us companies. now, netflix is by far the best performer in both the s&p and the nasdaq, shares are up 77% this year. they're up 5% on fly alone.
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there is word netflix could be moving into the chinese market. and of course, americans have an appetite for bing watching it. v. at least i do. >> oh, guilty. >> we have to. hey, jill, anyone expected to fly this summer should expect company, i understand, new numbers are out about air travel. what do you have? >> reporter: yes, expect some crowded flights this summer. a record number of travelers are expected to take to the skies it comes as the economy's recovering. us airlines will carry 222 million passengers, between june 1st and august 31st, that's the most since 2007. there is a record number of people flying internationally. so good time specially to go to europe with the dollar being so strong. you can get a lot more for your monday. >> i so true. >> get those reservations in now, jill, thanks so much. coming up after a short break traffic and weather together. we do it on t
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>> david letterman will host final show from the ed sullivan theater on wednesday. >> but before he signs off dave has some big guests lined up for his final appearance. tom hanks stopping by tonight, the 670th appearance by hangs rocker eddie vet letter also be stopping by, on tuesday bill murray makes his 44th appearance, and final appearance on the letterman show. then on wednesday dave's final show will be an hour filled with so many surprises memorable highlight and his final top ten list. and it is all right here on cbs-3. >> right now just past 4:53, want to check in with justin and get our traffic and weather together. >> good news dry conditions to deal with now some area bridges, you may be driving through little bit of fog. here is the ben franklin bridge, visibility is looking good inbound are the headlights into the city, low volume at this hour. no problems on 95. this is around girard southbound here are the headlight here, again, smooth sailing this morning speeds
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are looking good. again, amtrak service is restored, thee are the outbound trains, first ones of the morning, 5:53 leaving philadelphia and also leaving new york city at 5:30, trenton regional rail lines service restored, but due to reduction of some operating tracks, no out bound stops at north philadelphia bridesburg, and talcony. also no inbound stops at north philadelphia. also, port richmond, still some areas to deal with, some closures frandford avenue open but police are directing traffic. sedgley avenue, wheatsheaf lane remain closed due to the train accident from last week. let's check the forecast with katie. >> you mentioned little bit of fog. it won't be lying in thick and affecting everybody but certainly could affect some of you. so just keep that in mind. might be running into that. generally speaking, off to okay start. and that said, when i say generally speaking, here's why. when we start it off with just this localized zoom on storm scan3, you have got one, two, loan little pockets of showers rolling through. no harm, no foul. not huge deal. it will lever the roads little damp and depending where your travels are taking
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you if you are leaving the house right now you may have to flick that windshield wipers once, twice but really it for now. meanwhile, later on today and for tomorrow, for that matter, couple of showers or storms will be dotting the radar courtesy of a couple every fronts moving on through. but notice how the rain chances start to just totally diminish later this week. so when we lock at the three day forecast, you can understand why things are brightening up so nicely by wednesday. so we just got to get through today, tomorrow, in terms every any what we will call active weather, then it is looking pretty good. smooth sailing from wednesday on. erika, back to you. >> thanks, katie. coming up in the next hour of "eyewitness news", we are live as amtrak gets ready to sends first train out of philadelphia to new york since last week's deadly train derailment. that's coming up in less than an hour. >> and it is hard enough to steak awake when you work odd hours. now learning more about how the night shift can impact your health. >> that's good
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back on track, amtrak, and septa, getting ready to sends trains back through port richmond this morning for the first time since last week deadly derailment. live with the latest developments into the amtrak tragedy. >> also, today, camden's getting ready for visit from president owe bamm a we'll let you know about the president's plans when he comes to town this afternoon. >> and, you might want to keep the umbrella handy today. katie tracking some spotty showers, maybe even rumble every thunder start off your work week. >> it is monday, may 18th. good morning i'm ukee washington. >> i'm erika von tiehl n addition to amtrak full service resuming this morning septa trenton regional line will be partially restored. >> those trains will not stop in north philadelphia, bridesburg, or talcony today. and delays are expected.
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meanwhile, investigators from the ntsb are expected to meet with the fbi to look at the crack in that train's windshield. >> amtrak crews spent all weekends inch spawling speed controls on the section of track, the track where train 188 derailed. and funeral will be held today for one of the eight people who died in that crash. rachael jacobs ceo of education software start up in philadelphia. >> let's check in with jan carabeo now, at 30th street station, with the first train rolls out in less than an hour jan good morning. >> good morning, that's right. for the first time since the deadly accident last tuesday normal amtrak service resumes this morning running between philadelphia and new york city, you can see there on the board, the first train departs 30th street station just before 6:00 a.m.
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